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After Hours: Christmas Laboratory


Thu 12 December 2019


6:30 pm – 10:00 pm


Get hands-on with two floors of exhibits at our adults-only evening, with a drink in hand and extra activities:

  • Travel back in time for a live show celebrating the trailblazing work of Michael Faraday. Expect fire and physics galore in ‘The Amazing Science of Candles’ by Thompson STEM Engagement!
  • Make your own Christmas tree rag wreath decoration with the lovely ladies at Craft on the Corner
  • Have a look at what constellations you may see on a clear winter’s night in our Planetarium Star Tours
  • Could you power some fairy lights for the tree? Have a go with our interactive busking activity
  • Test your taste buds and find out why people either love or hate sprouts, with Cardiff Met’s Biomedical Sciences department
  • Get in the seasonal spirit with some festive face painting, courtesy of Crazy Faces Face Painting
  • Test your Christmas knowledge by finding the hidden questions around the exhibition. Answer correctly to be in with a chance of winning tickets to a future After Hours event!
  • Enjoy a drink from our fully licensed bar
  • Hungry? Never fear, as we’ll have street food delivered by Cleverchefs


Ticket typeWith donation*Without donation
Adult — Online£11.00 + 77p booking fee£10.00 + 70p booking fee
Adult — On the door**£13.50£12.00
Advance tickets are limited, so we cannot guarantee entry on the door.

Ticket price includes all additional activities — there are no additional fees on the night (except for food and drink purchases).
Book tickets Additional activities have limited availability, and are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group bookings

Looking to book more than 20 tickets? Contact SeeTickets at or on 0844 412 4650 (7p p/m plus standard network access charge).

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Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475

Opening hours

  During local school holidays
10.00am–5.00pm Bank Holidays, seven days a week.

  School term
9.30am–4.30pm Tuesday–Friday;
10.00am–5.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Charity & company

  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

  •   Who is it for?

    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days, After Hours and Home Educator days.

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